Kadiatu is 45 years old and married with three children, aged between 12 and 30. She runs a provisions store in Grassfield, a neighborhood in Freetown. She also takes care of three relatives--those relatives also help on the housework.
Kadiatu has been in this business for three years and sells milk, packet water, sugar and sardines at her store. She also earns income from renting out a house. She says that the main challenge to her business is price inflation.
She requested this loan through BRAC Sierra Leone to purchase more provisions and bags of rice. Kadiatu says that the extra income from this loan will help her increase her profit and save more. In the future, she would like to open a supermarket.
About BRAC Sierra Leone
This loan is administered by BRAC Sierra Leone. BRAC, the world’s largest NGO, takes a multi-dimensional approach to attacking poverty through offering a comprehensive range of programs in the realms of microfinance, capacity building, livelihood development, health, education, and social justice.
BRAC Sierra Leone plays a large role in providing economic empowerment to communities that lack access to the financial mainstream. BRAC Sierra Leone offers small enterprise loans to men and women who desire to expand their small businesses, generate employment opportunities, and provide new services. More information can be found on BRAC Sierra Leone’s Kiva Field Partner Page.